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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Are Asian Americans fleeing Hollywood for Asia?

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      September 20, 2014 Are Asian Americans seeking careers in entertainment fleeing Hollywood for Asia? Writer Dana Ter presents compelling evidence in her article for Arts.Mic.com. Andrew Lam wrote early this year about the "Bamboo Ceiling" in Hollywood.  For decades, Asian Americans have faced an uphill battle to secure major starring roles in feature films and television. Non-profit CAPEUSA.org (Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) in Hollywood has carried the flag for 23 years to train, connect and open opportunities for Asian Americans into the film industry. This year CAPE  has decided to eliminate all membership fees, and has opened its programs, services, and events to anyone seeking to make a meaningful impact in support of the AAPI community. So if...
  • Hayao Miyazaki receives Honorary Award by the Academy

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Updates November 9, 2014 Last night Hayao Miyazaki was awarded an Oscar for his lifetime of contributions to the motion picture industry at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at its 6th annual Governors Awards ceremony. John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios presented the Oscar to Miyazaki to a standing ovation. This was Miyazaki's first time attending an Oscars awards ceremony. Miyazaki announced in September, 2013 that he was retiring, but in recent interviews he revealed his schedule drawing manga about a 16th century samurai, and working on a play area for children in Fukushima Prefecture which has been hard hit by the nuclear crisis. He told The Associated Press he will continue working, but not on feature-length filmmaking, but on a...
  • Filmmaker Theresa Loong's "Everyday is a Holiday" screens in Hong Kong August 21 and 23, 2014

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Hong Kong EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY a documentary by Theresa Loong Don't miss! Two screenings in Hong Kong are August 21 and 23, 2014 Growing up in New Jersey, filmmaker Theresa Loong knew little about her father’s past. Then, one day she discovered his secret diary, written during World War Two. “Every Day is a Holiday” tells the inspirational story of how Paul Loong survived a prisoner of war camp in Japan and set out on an unlikely journey to become a citizen of the country that liberated him – the United States. We discover why, despite much suffering, “Every Day Is a Holiday.” Using intimate conversations, rare archival footage and his wartime diary, this film also addresses contemporary issues of war, immigration, and national identity. The documentary explores the...
  • Maxine Hong Kingston honored by President Obama

    Posted by AC Team

    July 29, 2014 Washington D.C. Author Maxine Hong Kingston was honored today by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C. She received the National Medal of Arts. Other honorees receving the 2013 National Medal of Arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Hollywood studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.  The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. Honorees were also given the 2013 National Humanitie Medal. Image courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov video. The full list of honorees. 2013 National Medal of Arts Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter Joan Harris, Arts Patron Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer John Kander, Musical Theater ...

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